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Break - phrasal verb




Break down – stop working because of a fault

Our car broke down on the way to the airport.


Break down – lose control of feelings and start crying

She broke down and cried after hearing the news.


Break in – enter a building by force (burglary)

Someone broke in while we were at work.


Break off – separate something using force

She broke off a piece of chocolate and gave it to me.


Break out – start suddenly (usually about something bad)

She escaped just before the fighting broke out.


Break out of – escape from prison

Two men have broken out of local prison last night.


Break up – separate into smaller pieces

The cup broke up when hitting the floor.


Break up – split (relationship, marriage)

They broke up after 3 years of dating.

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